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MehrdadMehrdad Posts: 22 ✭✭
edited February 6 in Pronunciation
If I prefer to learn one pronunciation system( British, American), can I understand someone who speaks the other one ?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    I'm a British English native speaker @Mehrdad and understand American English fairly well (though mainly through watching American movies). Americans sometimes find British English a little different but usually we can understand eachother reasonably well.
  • MehrdadMehrdad Posts: 22 ✭✭
    Thank you for answering.
    I'm not a native speaker. Is it the same for me too? Is there any nonnative advanced speaker here to Share his/her experience?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    I think it really depends on what accent you are used to. I find many students prefer American English because of all the American movies they watch or because they had a teacher with an American accent @Mehrdad.
  • MehrdadMehrdad Posts: 22 ✭✭
    Thank you dear friend, clear explanation.
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